03 October 2007

Sergeant Louis Prouven

Why this young man has a blackened face, I don't know. I noticed several statues in the cemetery suffering this affliction - pollution, perhaps?

Louis Prouven died in the Battle of Verdon, at Fleury in the Meuse in August 1916. I don't know why, but graves from the Great War, that terrible war (as if all wars aren't terrible) affect me greatly. You can see another at Menton Daily Photo HERE.


Kate said...

Jilly, This statue looks like it's a memorial for a young boy. Wars are tragic!!

Annie said...

Yes, Jilly, when one sees the deaths recorded of young men and women who went to war, it stops the heart for a moment.

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